Channelising the hyper
Created by Updated on Nov 28, 2013
Nowadays My son has become hyper active in his activities. So just thought I'll channelise the energy to a productive one. So thought of getting him involved him in some co curricular activities like Classical singing, percussion instrument training. Also I've started with meditation & yoga for him. Give ur feedbacks regarding the same.
| Nov 28, 2013
Hey Akshaya. It is great to know that you are involving your son in plenty of extra activities to keep him occupied and channelize his energy. How often does he go for these activities? See how he takes to all these activities and do not hesitate to make a change if he seems overwhelmed. Keep us posted on how he does :)
| Nov 28, 2013
Hi Akshaya! This blog may be of help to you. https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/fostering-early-years-of-development-for-your-child/357
| Nov 29, 2013
hey Akshaya... once upon a time, l learnt that my own hyperactivity was rubbing on to my child. In addition to what you are already doing, you could also ensure that the child is in a calm, unhurried and relaxed atmosphere at home and at school. Sometimes, something causing anxiety in the child could alos be the reason for his behaviour. If he goes to a play school, you could speak with his teachers to find out how he is during school hours.
| Nov 29, 2013
Anurima actually I'm not sending him to any classes but I'm just giving him a practice at home to just channelise his hyper. But I'm just thinking what else I can send him to. Neetu actually that is the problem all the time he'll be running around doing some mischief inorder to calm him down only I'm thinking of so many other things. Chhavi I just enquired at my neighbour to admit him to the singing classes what they suggested was he should be in a position to listen whatever he is thought n also he should know to read the notes thats the reason I could not go any further.
| Nov 30, 2013
hi Akshaya. 4 year old boys can be quite a handful :) My son is now 12 so its been long since I faced such a situation, however, just a thought around what I would do in this situation with my kid, - While he is jumping around, I would just stop interfering and running after him, scolding him. I would just sit in the middle of all the chaos like a monk. And soon, he will notice that he is not getting my attention. When he comes to me, I will use this opportunity to tell him that I will not play or indulge in doing things with him if he does not sit with me and allow us to have some good time together. I can say this because, I have learnt in these 12 years how much impact it makes on my child when I am calm. Not that I am always calm now, but its a learning :) When no one is following me or trying to stop me, how much noise will I make alone, and for how long.. I will eventually want to be with my people, my mother, I guess.
| Dec 01, 2013
Hi Akshaya! I agree with Neetu on this that pls do not react when ur child is In fact trying to catch ur attention. N I believe music , learning instruments require lot of attention n concentration which will indeed be all d more difficult for him to grasp with such small attention span. It is advisable please spend his energies by allowing him to jump, shout, running around once the task assigned is finished. for example if u have assigned him some work to finish say writing alphabets, on successful completion of task u cud ask him to jump as much as he can or shout etc. as this wud serve three purposes ONE he wud wait till his job is sucessfully completed. TWO he wud spent his energies in expression of happiness on completion of task which wud further motivate him to do better. THREE he wud use his energies this way n wud focus on next task assigned. Hope this helps!
| Dec 02, 2013
Music... oh yes.. in fact there is this great blog on the topic. The emphasis is on music as a therapy for special children, but the blog also talks about how introducing the child to music can help parents in general.. https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/the-miracles-of-music-as-a-therapy-for-your-child/234